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  1. Jan. 30, 20232023 GRADflix Competition winners announced!
    GRADflix winners on the red carpet

    Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2023 GRADflix competition!

    On January 31, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted its fifth annual GRADflix Showcase, a hybrid red-carpet event featuring the 25 best 60-second videos made by graduate students to describe their research.

  2. Jan. 15, 2023Graduate students required: 1-hour focus group on work integrated learning experience

    The Centre for Work-Integrated Learning is seeking 12-15 graduate students from various areas of study and programs (i.e., research-based Masters, course-based Masters, PhD) to participate in a 1-hour focus-group, to take place in late January or early February (date TBD based on student availability). We are seeking domestic and international students with previous experience in a work-integrated learning experience (e.g., co-op, internship, etc.), or those who are expecting to participate in the future,  at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Dec. 7, 2022Protect yourself from scams

    Phone, text message, and web-based scams are on the rise in Canada

    Fraudsters invent new schemes and strategies daily. It is vital that students learn how to identify illegitimate claims to protect themselves. 

    A recent scam involves thieves using automated phone messages in Mandarin to impersonate Chinese officials. These calls claim the recipient is linked to crimes in China. Using high-pressure techniques, fraudsters share false threats against the victim’s family, instruct them to move to a second location, demand large sums of cash, etc.  

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  1. Feb. 16, 2023Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory Workshop (Winter 2023)
    Foundations logo

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Professional Skills Foundations is designed to offer master's and doctoral students the opportunity to develop and reflect on professional skills that will help them succeed in their program, secure a job, and thrive in their future workplace.

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  1. Dec. 20, 2022GSPA 2022 - our year in review
    Happy holidays from GSPA picture 2022

    Check out our 2022 year in review!

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